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The Indianapolis Colts lineman set out to prove that they are more than just big bodies. Dre Kirkpatrick is poised to own the starting position this season. Onterio McCalebb is switching positions.

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Indianapolis Colts offensive linemen embody evolution of the position - ESPN The Magazine Body Issue
I was always pretty pudgy ... probably a little pudgier than what you'd call "baby fat" [laughs]. When I first started playing football in seventh and eighth grade, there was a weight limit, and I always had to wear a "T" on my helmet because I was overweight; it meant I had to play in between the tackles. I couldn't catch the ball even if it was thrown directly to me. I just had to sit in there and take up space, even at that level. I was forced to be a lineman at a young age.

Dre Kirkpatrick finally poised to be Bengals starter in fourth season - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Knee-deep in the long march to training camp, we're taking a look all this week at seven Cincinnati Bengals who could have breakout seasons in 2015. Whether it's because of their young age, previous performance or other factors, these players haven't had a chance to become significant pieces of the Bengals' system -- until now. A couple ended up becoming regular contributors late last season, but they could become even bigger household names later this fall. Let's start tracking a few reasons why.

Bengals Onterio McCalebb working at wide receiver - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports
Cincinnati is considering moving Onterio McCalebb back to the offensive side of the football. The former Auburn running back was working with wide receivers during last months minicamp. McCalebb has been a cornerback since he joined the Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Onterio McCalebb trying another new position with Cincinnati Bengals | AL.com
The Cincinnati Bengals' roster still lists Onterio McCalebb as a cornerback, but that's not the position the former Auburn standout played during the NFL team's minicamp, the final offseason work until training camp starts on July 30.

Cincinnati Bengals 2015 Training Camp Profile: WR A.J. Green - RantSports
It seems like yesterday when A.J. Green was selected as the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. The truth is the ex-Georgia Bulldogs superstar will turn 27 on the final day of July, but that is an age when receivers usually hit their stride. When healthy, this ball-hawk is in the top echelon of receivers in the NFL. He needs to stay at that lofty level if the Bengals are to have any chance of winning their fourth division championship since 2004.

Livingston earns spot on Cincinnati Bengals staff | BlueRidgeNow.com
The writing was on the wall when Robert Livingston was quarterback at Hendersonville High School. His coach, BJ Laughter, knew then that if Livingston committed to coaching that the sky was the limit, including coaching in the NFL one day.

Can Dwayne Bowe fill Josh Gordon's shoes for the Browns?
“When Josh was here he was the touchdown man and I’m here to fill his shoes,” Bowe told NEOMG during minicamp. “It’s my job to do that in this offense and I believe I can do that.”